Moon Shines, Bears Start Season With A Doubleheader Sweep Of Adams State
The UNC softball team enjoyed a "Full Moon" on Friday afternoon as they swept Adams State in the Bears' opening games of 2003.
Junior pitcher Stacey Moon earned the save in game one and picked up the victory in game two as UNC moved to 2-0 on the season.
UNC won game one, 6-3, and took game two in five innings, 10-0.
UNC got the bats going quickly in game one as the Bears put two runs on the board in the first inning. Nicole Martinez doubled and scored on a double by Erin Peterson. Peterson later scored on an error to give UNC an early 2-0 lead.
The Bears tallied three more unearned runs in the second inning to build the lead to 5-0. Lindsey Jorgensen added a solo home run in the fourth to give UNC a commanding 6-0 advantage.
UNC starting pitcher Cristin Dumler got into trouble in the fifth inning when the Grizzlies rallied for three runs on four hits. But Moon relieved her and got the final out of the inning to close out the Adams State rally.
Moon then pitched the final two innings for her first save of the season.
UNC was held to only six hits in game one, while Adams State managed to bang out eight hits. Dumler earned the win to move to 1-0 on the season and ASC's Jaimie Godin fell to 0-1.
UNC erupted with a seven-run second inning to take control of game two. Erin Peterson started the scoring with a solo home run into the teeth of the wind in left field to give UNC a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
But before the second inning was complete, UNC had tallied seven runs on five hits and benefitted from three Grizzly errors.
The Bears tallied three more runs in the third inning to give them a 10-0 lead.
Moon worked three innings for the victory before she gave way to Stephani Miller, who pitched two innings and gave up only one hit.
Freshman Nicole Martinez had two hits and knocked in two runs in the night cap to lead the UNC offense.